Directions: Answer ALL of the questions below. The page titled, Reflection Rubric, will be used to access this reflection. It can be found on the left side (third from top) under pages. When finished, print off your response and hand in or email it to Mr. S.
INTRODUCTION: Dr. Radisson gives the class their first assignment. He passes out blank papers, and demands that each student write, “God is dead” and signs their names in order to get a passing grade. Josh refuses, so the professor forces him to take an alternate assignment; Josh will be given time in the next three lectures to prove the existence of God. If the students in his class are convinced, he passes the assignment. If not, he fails the semester, and thus his chances at a prestigious law degree.
Thomas Jefferson once said, “In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock”.
QUESTIONS: What Jefferson is referring to when he says, “…In matters of principle, stand like a rock” is integrity. 1) What is integrity? 2) Is Josh taking a stand an example of integrity? How so? 3) Are the other 70 plus students in the class just cowards or followers which is what Jefferson is referring to when he says, “In matters of style, swim with the current…”? Explain your reasoning.
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